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Global Health Literacy Summit – UNESCO Chair speaking

3 October 2021 - 5 October 2021

The first Global Health Literacy Summit is the first largest and most diverse global gathering on health literacy. Organized by the International Health Literacy Association, the first Global Health Literacy Summit will be held virtually on 3-5th October 2021. The summit will bring hundreds of people from countries throughout the world to network and share ideas on how to advance health literacy. The theme of the Summit is “Health Literacy for All” highlighting its importance for equity and sustainable development.

The aim of the IHLA Global Health Literacy Summit is to unite people around the world working to promote health literacy in order to

  1. foster knowledge exchange between researchers, practitioners and policy makers regarding health literacy
  2. promote evidence-based actions and practices in the area of health literacy
  3. promote health literacy to reduce inequality in health.

Didier Jourdan, chair holder of the UNESCO chair “Global Health & Education” and head of the WHO collaborating center for “Research in Education and Health”, will be speaking during the Plenary Session on Health Literacy and SDGs,  to take place on Sunday,  October 3rd, 2021 at 14:00-15:00 (CET). 


3 October 2021
5 October 2021
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International Health Literacy Association
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